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May 16th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Fans attending Columbia City baseball‚Äôs Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their money‚Äôs worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ With track, in some cases winning isn‚Äôt based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other team‚Äôs in Tuesday night‚Äôs sectional meet at Bluffton.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúTonight, the other teams helped us.‚ÄĚ
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team‚Äôs 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn‚Äôt just another win.
It was the Lady Eagle‚Äôs seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very proud of our girls for winning conference,‚ÄĚ Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn‚Äôt give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.
‚ÄúIt was another great game by Cassie Vodde,‚ÄĚ Cox said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.
The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.
‚ÄúThe win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. ‚ÄúIt was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.‚ÄĚ
Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team‚Äôs seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mail‚Äôs second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine‚Äôs nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.
MONROEVILLE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.
After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.
Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady ‚ÄôCat‚Äôs lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.
Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.
In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.
The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett‚Äôs pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒColumbia City‚Äôs softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.
The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.
In Saturday‚Äôs first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.
Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.
The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.
The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.
See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.
LEO ‚ÄĒ Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City‚Äôs golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.
Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia City‚Äôs 348. The Eagle‚Äôs score tied with Leo‚Äôs second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.
Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.
Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.